Monday, 5 March 2018

February Happenings, March Plans

Hurray for March! The first few days of the new month didn't exactly scream 'spring has sprung', but the worst of the weather has to be behind us now.... right?

Before I realised Yorkshire would come to look (and feel) like Siberia in February, it seemed like a good idea to spend a couple of days in Riga. I'd expected the pretty snow and sub-zero temperatures would be a nice novelty - oh, what a fool I am! 



Though the snow felt infinitely more charming and enjoyable when I wasn't trying to get to work on time, or figure out whether the kids schools were opening or not. Yup, snow should be reserved for holidays where you can appreciate it properly! 


Riga was as pretty as it was chilly - and it was very chilly! One morning I headed over to neighbouring Jumala (on the train that was running on time despite the snow - what is this magic?!) where freezing temperatures meant the sea had frozen. THE SEA HAD FROZEN. What an amazing thing to see - definitely worth braving the weather! 

Ironically, we didn't do too much in February other than this because of the miserable weather! 

I'm hoping for an improvement in March but uncertainty has meant I haven't planned much in - it's more likely to be impromptu trips whenever it doesn't look too terrible out! We do have a wedding to attend at the back end of March, which I'm really looking forward to - not only do I love weddings, but we are staying over at the venue, the gorgeous Crab Manor in North Yorkshire and it looks SPECTACULAR! 

Already this month, the little one and I managed to sneak out for a cheeky brunch date with Lizi and Caroline. In fact, I got to double-brunch as missy didn't like her pancakes (waste not, want not!), so a great start to March - hopefully that's set the tone for the rest of the month! 

How was your February? Anything fun planned for March? Am I just being blindly optimistic in expecting better weather? 

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  1. Sub-zero temperatures are not fun. I used to live in a country that has sub-zero temperatures every winter. I would have guessed is nicer in holiday, but well... it's cold. :))

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    1. Haha yeah it can be nice when you make the active choice to go somewhere cold for a few days and you are packed and prepared for it - I don't think I'd enjoy it as much if I had to deal with it all winter!

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  2. Oh wow that photo of the snow is just stunning and I love the look of the architecture in Riga, despite the chilly factor for you! The upcoming wedding sounds lovely (I love weddings) and it's even better when the venue is a pretty one too. Hope you're doing well lovely. I am so sorry it's been so long, so I am slowly getting back into it now! - Tasha

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    1. No worries Tasha, just glad things are calming down a bit for you now!

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  3. THE FROZEN SEA!!?!??? Can't really fathom that one!!! It sounds an interesting trip but ha ha, snow being a novelty- it feels like the norm now!!

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    1. It was hard for me to fathom even while I was stood on it!

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